Fourth of July Hours for The Market at Watkins (Amelia)

Need to get some last minute Fourth of July essentials?? Visit The Market at Watkins in Amelia county!

Shop our selection of locally sourced, antibiotic free, grass fed, USDA certified beef, ground hamburger, wagyu beef, and pork as well as fresh, locally sourced produce from tomatoes to apples!

Raw, Virginia sourced honey and honey based products, Rocky Mountain all natural soda, range free eggs, Richlands ice cream, other locally sourced foodstuffs, handmade American flags from Allegiance, 4th of July themed garden and home decor, fire pits, gardening tools, bagged compost and mulch, of course plants and so much more!!

Celebrate America’s birthday by supporting your local farmers and businesses, creating a memorable holiday (for you and them) that can’t be bought at those big-box store chains.

Experience a Farmers Market like no other at The Market at Watkins!

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Fourth of July Holiday Hours at Watkins Nurseries (Midlothian)

Fourth of July is this week, which means we will be closing early to for the Holiday!

We will be CLOSING AT 12PM, WED. July 3rd, CLOSED THURS. ON JULY 4th, and CLOSED ON FRI. JULY 5th.

We will reopen on Monday JULY 8th, 7:30AM-4:00PM!

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing July Fourth!

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The Market at Watkins Re Opening April 13, 2024!

The Market at Watkins will be REOPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2024!!!

Come out for the Grand Re-Opening of The Market at Watkins on Saturday, April 13, 2024! We will have Slideways Mobile Bistro serving the best sliders in Richmond, VA as well as locally sourced produce, meat and foodstuffs, garden supplies, local, handmade outdoor and home goods, plants, trees, plus food trucks, and other vendors most Saturdays.

This year we are proud to carry VDACS certified antibiotic/hormone free beef, pork, and chicken from Lingerfelt Farms in Dewitt, VA along with VDACS certified, antibiotic/hormone free select beef cuts such as Wagyu from River Road Cattle Company, and of course eggs from our own free range, hormone/antibiotic free chickens! We will also be carrying in-season produce grown locally by Watkins Nurseries (us!) and Hillcrest Farm in Warsaw, VA.

In addition, we are excited to have added new and old favorites to our inventory with conventional and unconventional, allergy-friendly baked goods from Flour To Crust Bakery in Prince George, raw unfiltered honey, Pilot Knob gourmet popcorn, all natural soda drinks from Rocky Mountain Soda Pop, milk and ice cream from Richlands Dairy in Blackstone VA, just to name a few!

Shop the garden center for your home and garden! In stock, we have quality, hand sewn American Flags crafted by Allegiance Flag Supply out of South Carolina, pottery, local herbal and apothecary products, outdoor and home decor, locally crafted plant pots, our homegrown shrubs, trees, perennials, vegetable plants, our famous compost, topsoil and mulch, gardening tools, fertilizer, seed, and so much more!

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Jerry Wayne Lawson

The Watkins Nurseries Family regrets to announce the passing of Jerry Wayne Lawson on February 29, 2024. Head Landscape Designer for Watkins Nurseries, Jerry was exceptionally talented, intelligent and an integral, dedicated member of our family.

Jerry worked with Watkins Nurseries for 42 years, designing many residential and commercial landscape projects across the Commonwealth of Virginia. A certified member of the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, Jerry’s innate ability to connect with nature along with his unparalleled artistic mind allowed him to create class, practicality, and beauty to any project he undertook.

Jerry worked hard but just as much, he lived. He was a true outdoorsman, admiring natures splendor through fishing, hunting, collecting sea glass , road tripping with his wife Cindy, and making memories at the river with friends and family. He kept to a schedule, oftentimes ending his day of hard work with a much deserved stop at Legends Brewery to unwind and bring snacks to those working. A comrade of the highest quality, he was always generous in sharing his delightful sense of humor and his skillful wisdom.

Jerry’s untimely passing has devastated those blessed to know him. His presence on this earth is already extremely missed. His impact on the communities and ecosystems of Virginia will ensure his memory will live on, as if it could ever be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay or Trout Unlimited or Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, in which a link will be provided for Jerry and donations made will go to the VSLD scholarship fund. A celebration of life will be held on April 6, 2024, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the American Legion Post 354, 4800 Welby Turn, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Please keep the family and friends of Jerry Lawson in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate this difficult time.

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the tree and flower. While we grieve, we too find strength in what remains behind” W. Wordsworth

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Winter Hours Begin Jan. 2, 2024!

The New Year brings New Hours! Beginning today January 1, 2024 we will still be opening at 7:30 but we will be CLOSING AT 4:00PM, Monday-Friday.
Here’s to GROWING even more for 2024!

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Closing for Christmas and Opening the New Year with Winter Hours

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Autumn Hours Begin at Watkins Nurseries!

The Autumn blooms are bursting and that can only mean that the Autumn Equinox is fast approaching (this Saturday to be exact!).

The Autumn season also brings with it, our Autumn Hours!! Beginning today Sept. 18, we will open 7:30AM begin closing at 5:00PM! Just in time as the busiest and most ideal planting season gets GROWING!!

Call, click, or come on by Monday – Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM, for all of your Fall project needs! We have it all from perennials, shrubs, trees, mulch, topsoil, compost, pavers and aggregate!!

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The first day of September is here and that means only 22 days left until Fall begins! This also means the Labor Day holiday has arrived as well! In observance of the holiday, we will be CLOSING EARLY at 1:00PM today, Sept.1. and CLOSED MONDAY Sept. 4, . We will reopen on Tuesday Sept. 5, from 7:30am – 4:00pm.

We hope everyone gets a chance to take in the flowery finale during the Labor Day Holiday!

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Summer Finale SALE at Watkins Nurseries!

We have made it to the final month of the Summer Season!

We are making the best of the last of these summer days by having a Summer Finale Sale!


The full list of SALE ITEMS are listed below in a handy PDF for you to download, or come on in and pick out your bargain blooms in person!

The growing is just getting started at Watkins Nurseries!!

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Summer Schedule and Dig Premium Begin June 19!

The heat and humidity are here, and when the temps get hotter, the hours are shorter at Watkins Nurseries!

Beginning today, June 19, 2023 we will be CLOSING AT 4:00PM, OPERATING UNDER OUR SUMMER HOURS SCHEDULE; 7:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday!

Our Summer Schedule also means it’s that time of year to add A 20% DIG PREMIUM TO ANY TREE(S) THAT ARE DUG FROM OUR FARM. The summer heat and unpredictable precipitation along with the trees focusing their energy on growing taller with still growing a few leaves, makes this time of year extremely risky to dig in-ground trees.

Planting isn’t as risky as the actual digging, which is why the fee applies to field dug trees only. Fee DOES NOT apply to container trees and predug trees!


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